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Deadline: Sunday, September 27, 2015

The FCRN is looking for interns to evaluate and develop the networking functions of the website. Do you have an interest in food system sustainability and want to gain some practical work experience in this field? Do you want to get an in depth view of the workings of a global online network and contribute to analyse challenges of online collaboration and networking? We are looking for people who have a diversity of experiences – both people with technical experience working with websites (using website tools focused on design and functionality) as well as people who are more familiar with communications and how networks and online interactions function. We thus also welcome people who are relatively new to working with websites and who can therefore contribute a beginner’s-eye view and an ‘outsider’s perspective.

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The Environmental Change Institute is pleased to announce a new internship available to any currently matriculated Oxford students with Good Food Oxford, a Sustainable Food Cities initiative that aims to identify and catalyse actions by individuals and organisations that will promote a healthy, fair, ethical and environmentally sustainable food system in and around Oxford.

Good Food Oxford is offering a placement for an intern to help develop monitoring and evaluation modeling to measure the impact of their work. The intern will be required to compile background data and statistics on their three strategy areas in order to form a baseline from which to establish measurable deliverables. They will then have the opportunity to work closely with the team to establish monitoring and evaluation models, and feed into their policy and strategy work.

To find out more, please read the Good Food Oxford Specification or contact Emma Weisbord, the Sustainability Internship Programme Coordinator.

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By Cory Rodgers

On May 4th, the Oxford Food Security Forum hosted its third annual conference at St. Antony’s College, featuring three panels organised around the theme “Critical Perspectives and Marginalised Issues.”

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Two environmental stewardship internships are currently available from the Sir Peter Elworthy Grant Programme:

GIS Analysis and Agriculture Graduate Internship 2014

International Agricultural Returns Internships 2014

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People » Rajiv Narayan

MSc Candidate, Medical Anthropology

Rajiv comes to the topic of food security through obesity and nutrition policy.

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The Oxford Food Security Forum presents its 3rd Annual Conference, Sunday May 4th at St. Antony's College

Food Security Research: Critical Perspectives And Marginalized Issues

Date: Sunday May 4, 2014

Location: St Anthony's College, University of Oxford, United Kingdom

As with any field of study, Food Security research prioritizes topics that promise to yield useful and timely information, while sometimes excluding less pressing topics. However, a critical perspective may look to the field of Food Security as a discursive space in which the ways we define, frame and categorise knowledge constrains our perception of the field itself. With this possibility in mind, the Oxford Food Security Forum has arranged three panels to address the following questions:

  • How do dominant paradigms frame and constrain analysis of food security issues?
  • What boundaries have been applied to food security research, and might they exclude potentially fruitful sites of research?
  • How does the food security discourse contribute to relations of production and power?

We are please to welcome Lord Krebs and Bhavani Shankar as our keynote speakers.

The day's events will include a catered lunch from Vaults & Gardens, refreshments throughout the event, and a wine reception to follow.

Registration is required and there is a fee of 5 pounds. Please see the link below to our Eventbrite page:

http://www.eventbrite.com/e/oxford-food-security-forum-14-critical-perspectives-marginalised-issues-tickets-11129505651

Or see our section on the Future of Food site:

http://www.futureoffood.ox.ac.uk/food-security-forum/annual-conference-2014 

The Oxford Food Security Forum sponsors include The Oxford Martin Program on the Future of Food

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The Oxford Global Food Security Forum presents

Food Security Research: Critical Perspectives and Marginalized Issues

The 3rd Annual Oxford Student Global Food Security Conference

Date: Saturday May 3, 2014

Location: University of Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Abstracts of no more than 500 words by January 15, 2014, sent to:
oxford.food.forum.2014@gmail.com

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Get Gobby

Are you a cash-strapped student? Enter our competition - Get Gobby - and you could win £500.

The Challenge: Tell us how you'd convince people to protect the environment by changing their diets.

Visit the Friends of the Earth website for more information.

Whatever your idea, make sure you send it in by midnight Sunday, June 9th 2013.

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Notes from Food Security Conference

By Hannah Rowlands.

April 27th was the 2nd Annual Oxford Student Food Security Conference. Around 70 people attended this 1-day conference, with presentations from 9 researchers, covering a wide range of issues on the topic of food security, plus animated discussions after each session. The day ended with an interesting and entertaining keynote talk by Professor Doug Gollin.

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The Thought for Food Challenge is an annual competition to catalyze university students from all fields of study to learn more about the complex challenges surrounding food security, and inspire them to channel their passions and creativity towards developing new ideas that make a difference.

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